Samsung GALAXY Note II to be introduced at August 15th event?

Samsung GALAXY Note II to be introduced at August 15th event?
When Samsung spread the word this past weekend that it would be taking the wraps off of its next Galaxy device on August 15th, right away most thought of the Samsung GALAXY Note II. The original model was a big hit as the combination phone and tablet created a whole new phablet category while other tablet/phone combinations had failed. While the Galaxy device that Samsung will unveil on August 15th is still officially unknown, a source for BGR confirms that it will be the Samsung GALAXY Note II that the Korean based manufacturer will introduce.

According to the source, the device will have a slightly larger 5.5 inch screen in a thinner and taller case. The OG version has a 5.3 inch display. There have been other rumors about the device over the last few weeks. Last month, we passed along the speculation that the Samsung GALAXY Note II would launch in October and then passed along word that the launch had been moved up to September to give the device a fighting chance to gain some traction before the launch of the next Apple iPhone. The one spec that remained constant throughout all of the speculation was a 5.5 inch AMOLED screen for the sequel.

Originally, the Samsung GALAXY Note II was expected to be announced at the Samsung Unpacked event being held on August 30th at the IFA expo in Berlin. If one believes that the date of the Samsung GALAXY Note II introduction has something to do with the launch of the 6th generation Apple iPhone, it could be that Samsung has discovered something about when Apple is launching the next Apple iPhone and has decided to move up its timetable for the phablet sequel in response.

source: BGR

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. cncrim

Posts: 1585; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Not incredible.

2. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Agreed.

3. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

This will be one special device from an spec standpoint. Now Samsung needs to launch the Galaxy Note 2 on all carriers just like the Galaxy S3 did this summer. Samsung has pimp slapped apple endlessly....

4. wendygarett unregistered

Bgr??? Lol...

7. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I love how they can turn the SGSIII sold 10 million units into more people want the iPhone 5.http://www.bgr.com/2012/07/23/galaxy-s-iii-sales-i phone-5-survey/ This is why I love Phone Arena. Sure there are some writers that seem biased, but for the most part Phone Arena is an unbiased site that reports the facts. BGR is a joke.

5. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i want jellybean for my galaxy note

6. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Please launch on more carriers.

8. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This really could be a killer device from Samsung. A bigger screen in a smaller frame sounds good,edge to edge display at last?! A quad core chip of faster speed than the s3 no doubt also

9. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Do you regret buying the s3 now?

10. MISTER_H

Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

I don't.... but will be buying the Note2!

11. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I can see why they will introduce the Note II before Apple reveals the iPhone 5. Im still getting either the Note or Note II depending on what they will have within the Note II. If the Note II have better specs and cheaper than when the original came out, then im on board. August 15th will be a big day for Samsung and I agree with richardyarrell2011 and make the Note II available for more carriers

12. samnote

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

my samsung galaxy note haven't taste the ice cream sandwich now come jelly bean. oh goddddddddd.

13. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Desperately waiting for my Note 2. If it comes with round edges like S3 I won't buy it and would go for Note 1. But I hope they launch it in square shape :)

14. KingNote

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 25, 2012

I cannot wait for the Note 2 release. It must have some worthy specs under the hood otherwise i'll keep my note...

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